Andrea Knittel, MD, PhD

About Me:
I am an academic general obstetrician/gynecologist and researcher focused on illuminating and mitigating the obstetric and gynecologic health disparities facing people who experience incarceration across the life course. I strive to center a reproductive justice approach in every aspect of my work.

Andrea K. Knittel, MD PhD is Assistant Professor and Medical Director for Incarcerated Women’s Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. She completed her MD and PhD degrees at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and her OB/GYN residency at the University of California, San Francisco. In her clinical work, she provides full spectrum OB/GYN care to women, trans men, and gender expansive people assigned female at intake in the NC state prison system. Her current research work addresses the obstetric and gynecologic impact of incarceration, including on pregnancies affected by opioid use disorder, HIV and STI prevention, and experiences of menopause.